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Art of the Ancient Americas
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Maker: Unknown

Xochipilli, God of Music, Dance, and Pleasure

A.D. 600–1200

Ceramic

H.: 52.1 cm (20 1/2 in.) box base: 3 5/8 × 9 1/4 × 5 1/2 in. (9.2 × 23.5 × 14 cm)
Gift of Mr and Mrs Fred Olsen
1961.43.1
Geography: 
Made in Veracruz, Mexico
Status: 
Not on view
Culture: 
Mexico, Central Veracruz
Period: 
Late Classic Period to Early Postclassic Period
Classification: 
Sculpture
Provenance: 

Fred H. Olsen (1891–1986), and Florence Quittenton Olsen, Guilford, Conn.; gift in 1961 to Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

Bibliography: 

Linda Bantel, The Alice M. Kaplan Collection, exh. cat. (New York: Columbia University Press, 1981), 49, ill.

George A. Kubler, ed., Pre-Columbian Art of Mexico and Central America (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1986), 74, 240, no. 113, fig. 61.

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.